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    What is it

    I've been a member of this forum for awhile but never post anything. But thanks for all the Info. My brother in law knows I love bikes so he sent me this pic last night and wanted to know if I want it. He said PO said it was lambretta. I can't figure it out. Anyone out there know what it is?
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    From looking at the really small picture, it looks like a Lambretta scooter engine mounted on a Cushman, or Mustang.
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    Might be a late 50's early 60's Cushman Super Silver Eagle. Not a Lambretta or Vespa though as far as I can tell
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    I agree, Jim. Nothing there speaks Lambretta there for me. All I can pick out is the Cushman stuff.
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    The picture is VERY small, but it looks to me that the engine has some sort of a torque converter like a Lambretta, and the cylinder leans forward like a Lambretta. I am thinking someone did an engine swap. Either way getting a Cushman would be a really good score. Those things are very desirable right now, and restoration parts are readily available.
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    I still think it's all Cushman. 1961 Silver Eagle. http://www.hobbytech.com/CushID/MVC-603S.JPG
    1979 CM400T (rider),
    1981 CM400T (in surgery receiving transplant)
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    1982 CB450 (parts bike)
    Past rides: Vincents, Triumph, BSA's, Suzuki's, Twingle, Corgy, others.
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    I have never seen that model before. Every Cushman I have seen has an upright engine like a Briggs and Stratton. Do yo have a picture of the other side showing the drive unit?
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    Here's a google page that has some showing the huge cover over their centrifugal clutch. https://www.google.ca/search?q=1961+...qLQSp5mHyKCrM:
    1979 CM400T (rider),
    1981 CM400T (in surgery receiving transplant)
    1982 CM450 (parts bike)
    1982 CB450 (parts bike)
    Past rides: Vincents, Triumph, BSA's, Suzuki's, Twingle, Corgy, others.
    Remember, today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday.
    My chest fell, but, fortunately, my belt caught it.
    I don't know everything, nor, have I met the one who does.

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    Unless they are willing to pay your friend money to haul that thing off I would definitely look for another project.
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    I found a picture of the right side, tools. Name:  1961 Silver Eagle.jpg
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    I've never seen one close up, but they do look impressive for the time.
    Enjoy, Dan
    1979 CM400T (rider),
    1981 CM400T (in surgery receiving transplant)
    1982 CM450 (parts bike)
    1982 CB450 (parts bike)
    Past rides: Vincents, Triumph, BSA's, Suzuki's, Twingle, Corgy, others.
    Remember, today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday.
    My chest fell, but, fortunately, my belt caught it.
    I don't know everything, nor, have I met the one who does.

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